Our individual experience program is where it all started. Through delivering life-enhancing assistance to New Hampshire families we have learned a lot and in the Spring of 2017 three additional programs were launched.
The Group Experience Program
Group experiences are designed for all of our High Hopes Families, past, present and future. We strive to facilitate ongoing access to inclusive social experiences. These group experiences provide a relaxed and welcoming environment where everyone is free to be themselves and also allows families to connect with each other. Previous Group Experiences include:
Manchester Monarchs, Manchester, NH
Fisher Cats, Manchester, NH
Disney on Ice, Manchester, NH
Harlem Globetrotters, Manchester, NH
Nashua Silver Knights, Nashua, NH
The Polar Express Experience, North Conway, NH
We are working on exciting new adventures with local performing arts venues to grow our group experiences to new levels. Stay tuned!
The Essentials Program
The essentials program helps to pick up where some insurance companies might leave off. Our mission includes providing access to everyday essentials that allow children and the families supporting them to live better lives. Essentials program requests include but are not limited to:
– Providing wheelchair accessories
– Providing a first-floor bed for comfort and easy access after treatments
– Providing access ramps and/or small home modifications for accessibility
The High Hopes Foundation’s Hot Shot Program
The Hot Shot program was designed to seek out and recognize individuals facing their obstacles with strength and courage. Working to overcome their hardships, these children have been true inspirations.
Samantha – Samantha was born prematurely at barely 4lbs. After she suffered a stroke, she was diagnosed with life-threatening epilepsy. Samantha was told she might not survive to age 12, that she would never drive, and that she would never go to college. At Age 7, Samantha had such a massive seizure, her only option was brain surgery. The surgery removed the entire left hemisphere of her brain. Samantha needed to learn how to speak, walk and feed herself again. Although she is now only able to use one hand, she puts up her own hair, ties her own shoes and paints her own nails! Samantha is even currently enrolled at Wheelock College in Boston focusing on a Special Education degree.
Elliot – Elliot was born at 25 weeks, weighing just 1lb 9oz, the size of a water bottle. It took a team of medical staff and over two hours of prep time for his parents to be able to hold him during their time at the hospital. Elliot needed additional care and early intervention services as he grew. His parents learned how to work with Elliot to make him stronger and to become the spirited young boy he is today. Elliot’s story Hot Shot experience was sweetened even more when we were approached by Jaela who was looking to use her birthday money to give back to the community. Thanks for helping us out with this Hot Shot Experience Jaela!
Check back for more as we look for our next Hot Shot!
We are ready for your referral! If you know a family that our services could help let us know by connecting with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.